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Lead Power Electronics Engineer

Job Title: Lead Power Electronics Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stafford
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 11902
Contact Name: Jefferson Wiredu
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 19, 2020 09:03

Job Description

Job Description

Rubicon Consulting is currently recruiting for a Lead Power Electronics Engineer based in Stafford on a 5 month contract.

The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, dynamic and rapidly growing team of engineers working on the development of new power electronics applications for power systems, particularly for HVDC converters and the forthcoming “HVDC Grid”.


Responsibilities: -

• Lead on design, validation and industrialisation of power electronic converter modules for HVDC & FACTs

• Circuit simulation for design and testing

• Specification of key power electronics components

• Electronics and thermal design integration

• Compile DFMEA and design document and know how to apply PFMEA

• Decisive in addressing technical hurdles and maintaining performance

• Review and approve the drawings and design documentation when required

• Ability to undertake deep technical reviews of technology with engineering experts

• Implement and perform validation tests and design-proving tests

• Innovation on new technical ideas for patent applications

• Work closely with supply chain for power electronics components

• Integration with other departments (engineering, manufacturing, S&P, SQA) for product development and support tendering and project delivery

• Actively broadening and deepening HVDC knowledge and share specialised expertise to other engineers

• Technically lead a group of engineers for a development project if required

• Familiarity with REACH compliance and environmental impact of their work

• Strick adherence to Alstom Zero Deviation policy and promote EHS within the team

• Travel across the EU and other countries for supply chain integration


Requirements: -

• In-depth Power Electronics and High Voltage knowledge (such as HVDC and FACTs applications, Variable-speed drives)

• Power electronic components (IGBTs, thyristors, passive components)

• Proven ability in product design, validation and industrialisation

• Thermal Design (loss calculations, heatsink specification, CFD)

• Power Electronic control & protection

• Design for excellence (DFX) (e.g. manufacturing, cost, size, weight, efficiency, performance, test, maintenance)


• Simulation tools such as Matlab-Simulink, PSCAD-EMTDC

• Specification & report writing and reviewing

• Design & type testing programmes

• Ability to interact with other engineering disciplines and good at sharing knowledge

• EHS compliance ability


• Knowledge/understanding of high-power and high-voltage design and control issues

• Understanding of multi-modular converters

• High Voltage engineering

• Prior experience in a manufacturing environment

• Prior experience of supplier chain integration (e.g. technical communication, clause-by-clause review, production line audit)

• Intellectual property and the patent process experience

• Ability to coordinate and lead a small group of engineers

• Chartered Engineer or ready to apply for the status

Our Company

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